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“Excellect Day Tour”
Review of Insider Travel

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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Had the chance to book a last minute day tour visiting places around Turkey that included Dolmabahaçe Palace, Spice Market, Lunch beneath Galata Bridge, Cable Car @ Piere Loti Hill and Bosphorus by Boat. Me and my wife did quite a bit of walking around ourselves prior to the tour day, but I must say, our tour guide Ömer Eraslan was wonderful. His knowledge of Turkish History is vast, and he was a pleasure to spend the day with. I would DEFINITELY recommend him to any visitors wanting to take a detailed tour.

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3  Thank Muhammad R
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Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

We wanted a French spoken guide for privates visits of Istanbul highlights as my husband was speaking Turkish, I was speaking English but our children neither nor. Finally we accepted to have Ömer Eraslan who was such a nice and service dedicated guide! Thanks to him we could experience things like the non tourist local food and tramways. So, at the end, we dis not regret our choice! Kind regards to him from the French family he had on April 24 & 25....

4  Thank 705quaile
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We arranged to travel on an all day trip taking in the following: Dolmabahaçe Palace, Spice Market, Lunch beneath Galata Bridge, Cable Car @ Piere Loti Hill and Bosphorus by Boat.
Collection at our hotel meant a 5 minute walk to the minibus as stopping outside our hotel was a bit of a no no. Our first port of call having traipsed round Istanbul collecting various passengers was the Dolmabahaçe Palace. It is a vast place with many interesting artefacts and decorations, the rooms are overlarge and very ornate (If visiting independently, you will require a guide) It took well over an hour to traverse all the rooms that are open to the public and there are several renovations in progress. It is something not to be missed on a visit to Istanbul.
The Spice Market was our next port of call and we were given about 50 minutes to look round and purchase anything we liked. Having met up with most of our fellow travellers (two went walkabouts) we walked to the restaurant under the Galata Bridge. We were given a "mese" starter and offered fish or chicken for main course finishing with fresh fruit. It was what one would normally expect on such a trip. Whilst lunching we were able to observe the comings and goings on the Golden Horn not forgetting the many fishing lines from the bridge of locals catching their supper.
Having located our miscreants we made our way to the bus and headed to the Piere Loti Hill, which afforded spectacular views of the inlet. Returning to road level we headed for our final port of call, the boat ride up the Bosphorus. We caught on of the many ferries that ply their trade along this route. It was a pleasurable way to spend an hour and a half cruising between Europe and Asia. (Note: wrap up warm as the wind can knock the temperature down many a notch).
The whole day was an excellent way to spend our last full day in Istanbul. Our Guide for the day was most knowledgeable and had a very good command of the English language. He never stopped imparting information as to our surroundings.
Although pricey, it was well worth the money as we had a wonderful day out. Thank you Fuad.

5  Thank 585Rodney585
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

we are visiting from Dubai 3 of us, and we booked our south south with Insider Travel. The trip was absolutely amazing plus our tour guide Mr. Asim who gave us all the information about the history of each places through out the trip and he was very knowledgeable and interactive with all of us, thumbs up for him!! we definitely will be back again for the next trip and will recommended Insider Travel with Asim as the tour guide! Big thanks to him to showed us the beautiful places in cappadocia and made our trip unforgetable!!!! i love cappadocia

3  Thank Ragiel
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Cappadocia is a incredible city with a landscape like no other! I went on a tour with our guide Asim Ciftci which made the time worthwhile. He was very knowledgeable about the region’s history and we learned a lot while enjoying the sites. Asim also was very accommodating and helpful once the tour ended which helped make Cappadocia the best part of our trip!

1  Thank Laura F
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